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Vol. 143 No. 151
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A girl was born Jan. 9 to Michelle Rabe and Todd Parker of Delphos.At approximately 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, officers were approached by a male at the police department stating that he was just assaulted. The victim told officers he was visiting a friend in the 100 block of East Second Street when a male, known by the victim, came to the residence and assaulted him. The victim suffered minor injuries, which were treated by Delphos Fire Department First Responders. At this time, charges of assault are pending in Lima Municipal Court.At approximately 12:48 p.m. Thursday, a female called the Delphos Police Department stating that her juvenile son was truant from school and had been continually disobedient. Officers located the juvenile, whose unruly behavior continued. As a result, the juvenile will face charges of ungovernable juvenile and will have a court date in Allen County Juvenile Court to face the charge.At approximately 10:45 p.m. Thursday, officers were dispatched to the 400 block of West Skinner Street for a report of a bur-glary. Upon arrival, officers met with the victim who stated that upon returning home she found her door open. The victim said she found items missing from the residence. This incident is under further investigation.At approximately 5:17 p.m. Friday, an employee of The Point Marathon gas station contacted the Delphos Police Department to report a theft of gasoline. The employee told officers the suspect pumped $60 worth of diesel fuel into his vehicle and then left with-out paying. The suspect and his vehicle were caught on video surveillance committing the offense. The incident is under investiga-tion at this time and the suspect could face charges of theft.
Twila A. Coulter
Aug. 22, 1922-Jan. 11, 2014
Twila A. Coulter, 91, of Delphos died at 5:15 a.m. Saturday at Vancrest in Delphos.She was born Aug. 22, 1922, in Henry County.She is survived by her son, Robert Coulter of Delphos; and five grand-children, Brenda (Bob) Blauvelt of Ray, Connie Hughes of Delphos, Julie Grimm of Lima, Jennifer (Charlie) Davis of Lima and Serena Coulter of Lima; and eight great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Mark A. Coulter; and a brother, June “Junior” Fetterly.She was a homemaker and enjoyed sewing, bingo and baking.Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, the Rev. Angela Khabeb officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Lima.Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.Memorial contributions may be made to the family.To leave condolences for the family, visit www.harterandschier.com.
Today is Monday, Jan. 13, the 13th day of 2014. There are 352 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Jan. 13, 1864, American songwriter Stephen Foster, who’d written such classics as “Swanee River,” ”Oh! Susanna,” ”Camptown Races,” ”My Old Kentucky Home” and “Beautiful Dreamer,” died in poverty in a New York hospital at age 37.On this date:In 1733, James Oglethorpe and some 120 English colo-nists arrived at Charleston, S.C., while en route to settle in present-day Georgia.In 1794, President George Washington approved a mea-sure adding two stars and two stripes to the American flag, following the admission of Vermont and Kentucky to the Union. (The number of stripes was later reduced to the original 13.)In 1898, Emile Zola’s famous defense of Capt. Alfred Dreyfus, “J’accuse,” was published in Paris.In 1941, a new law went into effect granting Puerto Ricans U.S. birthright citizenship. Novelist and poet James Joyce died in Zurich, Switzerland, less than a month before his 59th birthday.In 1945, during World War II, Soviet forces began a huge, successful offensive against the Germans in Eastern Europe.In 1962, comedian Ernie Kovacs died in a car crash in west Los Angeles 10 days before his 43rd birthday.In 1964, Roman Catholic Bishop Karol Wojtyla (voy-TEE’-wah) (the future Pope John Paul II) was appointed Archbishop of Krakow, Poland, by Pope Paul VI.In 1966, Robert C. Weaver was named Secretary of Housing and Urban Development by President Lyndon B. Johnson; Weaver became the first black Cabinet member.In 1978, former Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey died in Waverly, Minn., at age 66.In 1982, an Air Florida 737 crashed into Washington, D.C.’s 14th Street Bridge and fell into the Potomac River after taking off during a snowstorm, killing a total of 78 people; four passengers and a flight attendant survived.In 1990, L. Douglas Wilder of Virginia became the nation’s first elected black governor as he took the oath of office in Richmond.In 2012, the Italian luxury liner Costa Concordia ran aground off the Tuscan island of Giglio and flipped onto its side; 32 people were killed.Ten years ago: Hostile fire brought down a U.S. Army Apache attack helicopter in Iraq, but the two crew members escaped injury. A domestic airliner crashed in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, killing all 37 people aboard. Harold Shipman, the British doctor blamed for killing more than 200 mostly elderly patients, was found hanged in his prison cell, an apparent suicide, a day before his 58th birthday.Five years ago: President-elect Barack Obama’s nominee for secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton, vowed dur-ing her Senate confirmation hearing to revitalize the mis-sion of diplomacy in U.S. foreign policy. Obama’s choice to run the Treasury Department, Timothy Geithner, dis-closed that he had failed to pay $34,000 in taxes from 2001 to 2004. U.S. Marshals apprehended Marcus Schrenker, 38, in North Florida days after the businessman and amateur daredevil pilot apparently tried to fake his own death in a plane crash. (Schrenker was sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to securities fraud charges, on top of four years in federal prison on charges stemming from the plane crash.) Actor-director Patrick McGoohan died in Los Angeles at age 80. Author Hortense Calisher died in New York at age 97.One year ago: A Cairo appeals court overturned Hosni Mubarak’s life sentence and ordered a retrial of the former Egyptian president for failing to prevent the killing of hun-dreds of protesters during the 2011 uprising that toppled his regime. (Mubarak was later ordered released.) “Argo” won best motion picture drama at the Golden Globes; “Les Miserables” won best picture musical or comedy.Today’s Birthdays: Actress Frances Sternhagen is 84. TV personality Nick Clooney is 80. Comedian Rip Taylor is 80. Actor Billy Gray is 76. Actor Richard Moll is 71. Rock musician Trevor Rabin is 60. Rhythm-and-blues musician Fred White is 59. Rock musician James Lomenzo (Megadeth) is 55. Actor Kevin Anderson is 54. Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus is 53. Rock singer Graham “Suggs” McPherson (Madness) is 53. Country singer Trace Adkins is 52. Actress Penelope Ann Miller is 50. Actor Patrick Dempsey is 48. Actress Traci Bingham is 46. Actor Keith Coogan is 44. Actress Nicole Eggert is 42. Actor Orlando Bloom is 37. Actor Julian Morris is 31. Actor Liam Hemsworth (Film: “The Hunger Games” movies) is 24.
One Year Ago
Shyan Shellenbarger, a fifth-grader at Franklin Elementary School, was hon-ored by the Delphos Optimist Club as the “Student of the Month” at Friday’s meeting. Franklin Principal Mark Fuerst and Delphos City Schools Superintendent Frank Sukup presented Shellenbarger with her award. She is the daughter of Randy and Kim Shellenbarger.
25 Years Ago – 1989
Robert Nartker, president of The Commercial Bank, announced customer service at the main bank, East Second Street, will be operating out of temporary quarters as of Jan. 17 in the front part of the bank’s main office building. Nartker said the bank’s new addition and renovation are approximately 70 percent completed with target date for completion April 1. Jamey Grogg, a 1988 graduate of Jefferson Senior High School, is a mem-ber of Bluffton College’s men’s basketball team. He is the son of Jerry and Judie Grogg of Delphos and plans to major in history. Another 1988 Jefferson graduate, Ryan McClure, is starting with the Bluffton junior varsity. McClure is the son of Pat and Becky McClure of Delphos. He is majoring in business management. St. John’s gymnasts improved their record to 2-2 by defeating Bluffton 124.28-123.50 Wednesday at Bluffton. The Blue Jays swept the vault with Nikki Wellmann taking first with 8.9 followed by Katie Hanser, 8.8, Cindy Alder, 8.55, and Julie Hanser, 8.5
50 Years Ago – 1964
Winter smashed back into Ohio and tri-county Monday with a vengeance, dumping from five to 10 inches of fresh snow in vir-tually every section of the state and strand-ing an expectant Delphos mother for nearly five hours on her way to the hospital, clos-ing all schools in the area and literally hold-ing all transportation to a near standstill. The Delphos Jefferson Wildcats, play-ing one of their best games of the season, came back strong in the fourth quarter to take a Northwest Conference victory over the Spencerville Bearcats, 87-74 Saturday night. Monte Druckemiller with nine field goals and seven free throws was high-point man in the game with 25 points, and Gordie Vogt hit for 22. St. Theresa Juniorette troop met this week at the home of Mary Ann Hedrick. Officers were elected as follows: president, Cheryl Laudick; secretary, Sally Miller, and reporter, Barbara Smith. Refreshments were served by Mary Ann and Mrs. Hedrick and the remainder of the meeting was spent working on the troop project of making bandages.
75 Years Ago – 1939
A basketball classic, one of two games between the local high schools scheduled for the season, was played at St. John’s auditorium Wednesday night and drew by far the largest crowd seen there so far dur-ing the present season. St. John’s forces were victorious in both of the inter-school contests and the CYO of St. John’s defeated the Recreation team in the third encounter of the triple bill. The Van Wert Peony Festival Association set June 8 as the date for the annual Peony Festival at Van Wert. Frank H. Perry has been selected as general chairman of the arrangements for the affair which draws spectators from many states. Mrs. Ben Higgins was elected president of the Christian Aid Society at the regular meeting conducted at the church Wednesday afternoon. Other officers chosen are: Mrs. Peter Backus, vice president; Mrs. Harold Weaver, secretary; Katie Wilcox, treasurer; Clara Evick, chaplain; and Mrs. Lewis Malin, chorister.
Theresa M. “Terry” Bertling, 63, of Delphos, Memorial Mass will be at 11 a.m. today at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to her family. Condolences can be made at www.siferd-oriansfuner-alhome.com.
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: Mostly cloudy through midnight then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
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W.Va. water tests encouraging after chemical spill
DRY BRANCH, W.Va. (AP) — For Bonnie Wireman, the white plastic bag covering her kitchen faucet is a reminder that she can’t drink the water.The 81-year-old woman placed it there after forgetting several times the tap water was tainted after a coal processing chemical leaked into the area’s water supply. Every time she turned on the water, she quickly stopped and cleaned her hands with peroxide — just to make sure she was safe.The widow of a coal miner, Wireman was angered about the chemical spill that’s deprived 300,000 West Virginians of clean tap water for four days, but doesn’t blame the coal or chemical industries.“I hope this doesn’t hurt coal,” said Wireman, who lives in an area known as Chemical Valley because of all the plants nearby. “Too many West Virginians depend on coal and chemicals. We need those jobs.”And that’s the dilemma for many West Virginians: The industries provide thousands of good paying jobs but also pose risks for the communities surrounding them, such as the chemical spill or coal mine disasters. The current emergency began Thursday after a foaming agent used in coal processing escaped from a Freedom Industries plant in Charleston and seeped into the Elk River. Since then, residents have been ordered not to use tap water for anything but flushing toilets.Gov. Earl Tomblin said Sunday water tests were encourag-ing, but he didn’t give a timetable for when people might be able to use water again.“The numbers look good. They are very encouraging,” Tomblin said.Schools, restaurants and other businesses were to close today, but the governor said all state offices would be open.Maj. Gen. James Hoyer, of the West Virginia National Guard, said testing near the water treatment facility has consistently been below one part per million for 24 hours, a key step officials need-ed before they can lift the ban. Some tests have shown the chemi-cal was not present at all in water coming in and out of the plant.
To clarify the court report in Friday’s Delphos Herald about the Michael Gregory Johnson case, the hearing which resulted in the trial being resched-uled was not conducted by Judge Charles D. Steele. Judge Steele has recused himself in that case and the case has been assigned to retired Judge Roger Wilson of Champaign County, Ohio. Thursday’s hearing was actually conducted by Judge Kevin Taylor on behalf of Judge Steele.
Teen cited after two-vehicle crash
A Delphos teen was cited following a two-vehicle crash reported at 4:11 p.m. Jan. 6 at the intersection of South Main and Clime streets.Brian Buettner, 16, was traveling southbound on South Main Street and had stopped at the posted three-way stop at Clime Street. He then proceeded to turn west onto Clime Street, lost control of his vehicle and struck an eastbound vehicle driven by Sarah Wannemacher, 31, of Delphos.No one was injured. Both vehicles sustained moderate damage.